500 Years of Armenian Printing opens at Mardigian Library
Exhibition features books printed as early as 17th century to present from all over the world.
On Thursday October 18, the latest exhibit at the Mardigian Library, entitled “500 Years of Armenian Printing,” opened to the public with a short reception.
Dr. Levon Avdoyan, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist at the Library of Congress, gave a presentation on “The Three Eras of Armenian Literature” during the event premiere.
The exhibition features books printed as early as the 17th century to the present from all over the world, demonstrating the importance and global impact Armenians have had on book production.
“When Google is keeping Armenian books closed, fearing that someone will sue them, they are dead wrong,” said Dr. Ara Sanjian, the Director of the Armenian Research Center on campus who also spoke at the event. “They don’t know that Armenians print books for cultural survival.”
The exhibition is co-organized with the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Southfield, and is sponsored by the Robert Ajemian Foundation. It will remain open until November 16th of this year. For group tours, contact the Armenian Research Center at 313-593-5181.